Ilya Yefimovich Repin was a leading Russian painter and sculptor of the Peredvizhniki artistic school. An important part of his work is dedicated to his native country, Ukraine. His realistic works often expressed great psychological depth and exposed the tensions within the existing social order. Beginning in the late 1920s, detailed works on him were published in the Soviet Union, where a Repin cult developed about a decade later. He was held up as a model "progressive" and "realist" to be imitated by "Socialist Realist" artists in the USSR. Repin was born in the town of Chuhuiv near...
|Birthdate:||August 5, 1844|
|Date of death:||September 29, 1930|
|Education:||Imperial Academy of Arts|
|Also known as:||Ilya Efimovich Repin, Ilʹi͡a Efimovich Repin|